Beaver Island

The largest island in Lake Michigan, Beaver Island hosts many activities for every nature lover. The Island is about 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, about 54 square miles in area. You can get a taste of Beaver Island in a day. The Boat Company offers tours, and a flight from Charlevoix will get you to the Island in only 15 minutes.

This page gives a very detailed overview of the homes, condominiums, land, and commercial property for sale on Beaver Island, Michigan.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $350K
Lowest Price $54K
Highest Price $3M
Total Listings 26
Avg. Days On Market 665
Avg. Price/SQFT $237

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Beaver Island Homes For Sale

The Beaver Island real estate market is predominantly composed of single-family houses. Prices begin around $100,000 and extend upwards to $400,000. 

Many of the homes in Beaver Island are interwoven within the densely forested pocket of the island. Urban sprawl will never be a part of this community, so much of the landscape here remains largely untouched except for existing homes and a few new custom builds.

If you dream of owning a home away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then these homes for sale in Beaver Island might be just what you're looking for.


Beaver Island Community Highlights

The largest island in Lake Michigan, Beaver Island hosts many activities for every nature lover. The Island is about 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, about 54 square miles in area.

There is a lot to see and enjoy. You can get a taste of Beaver Island in a day. The Boat Company offers tours, and a flight from Charlevoix will get you to the Island in only 15 minutes.

The year-round population is approximately 600 – with a large percentage of Irish descent. Time slows down here, offering a peaceful, relaxed way of life. Beaver Island has a modern 14,000 square foot Spartan store and two handy convenience stores. There are two gas stations, a hardware, and building supply store, a spa, and many gift stores and recreational businesses. Restaurants range from family fast food to outstanding casual dining.

Beaver Island has a modern well equipped Rural Health Center staffed by two experienced Nurse Practitioners who have 24-hour access to emergency physicians on the mainland. Physicians visit monthly. Care is available 24/7. Beaver Island also has an outstanding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and Fire Department. The EMS response time is faster than in most cities. In the case of serious illness or injury charter flights to the mainland are available including an Air Ambulance. In the worst-case weather scenario, the United States Coast Guard can send a helicopter from Traverse City. Excellent hospitals are located in CharlevoixPetoskey, and Traverse City.

Getting to Beaver Island

Getting to and from the island is part of the Beaver Island lifestyle. On a beautiful day, the two-hour Beaver Island Boat Company ferry ride across Lake Michigan between Charlevoix and the island feels like a Caribbean cruise. A plane ride with Island Airways or Fresh Air Aviation is a 10-minute hop with heavenly aerial views that, on a clear day, stretch to the Upper Peninsula. Our suggestion? Unless the round-trip rate is a deal-breaker, treat yourself to the boat one way and plane the other so you get the full, top-to-bottom Beaver Island experience.

Beaver Island Restaurants

Reserve a table at the Beaver Island Lodge for an intimate dinner of regional specialties paired with a stellar view of Lake Michigan. The local watering hole since 1935, Shamrock Bar & Restaurant has an outdoor patio that overlooks Paradise Bay making it, well, paradise if the weather cooperates. Stoney Acre Grill serves up solidly yummy tavern cuisine. The restaurant is adjacent to Donegal Danny’s Pub, named after an island blueblood named Danny O’Donnell who was said to enjoy a good meal, friends, and cold pints. Your breakfast, lunch, pizza, and to-go sandwich headquarters are Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli next to McDonough’s Market where the bread is baked fresh every day and the sausage is house-made. For a unique experience head over to Whiskey Point Brewing Co., This nano-brewery and taproom will serve beer, wine, hard cider, and soft drinks all made at his establishment. 

Schools Near Homes in Beaver Island, Michigan

The Charlevoix Intermediate School District (Char-Em ISD) is responsible for students in the Beaver Island area. Char-Em ISD serves local school districts within Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties.  The districts within our service area cover approximately 1,100 square miles and collectively operate 11 local public schools, three public school academies, and six private schools, serving more than 9,000 students. Beaver Island Public Schools offers the following schools: 

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School

Beaver Island Annual Events

Beaver Island Music Festival, Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair, Antiques at the Fairground, St. Patricks Day, Beaver Island Birding Trails Warblers On The Water, Beaver Island Bike Festival, Beaver Island Eco-Fair, Fourth of July, Celebrate Summer on BIC Center, Museum Week, Chicago to Mackinac Race After-Party on Beaver Island, Beaver Island Music Festival, Homecoming, Bocce Tournament, Beaver Island 1/2 Marathon & paradise bay 5k, Irish Feile – The Emerald Isle Irish Festival, and the Bits Of Beaver Island and Boodle.

Focused on Northern Michigan Lifestyle Real Estate

Northern Michigan Escapes is focused on lifestyle real estate investment properties as most people want a vacation home to make lifelong memories that endure for their entire family, leave a profound legacy for generations, and want a solid financial investment at the same time.

While the area does have many good brokerages, there aren’t many with unique financial, vacation home investing, and technology marketing backgrounds. Northern Michigan Escapes uses its diverse skill sets to help clients properly evaluate and understand how to determine whether lifestyle homes make financial sense. 

"I have significant experience buying and selling Northern Michigan Real Estate and I'd like to help you find the perfect Beaver Island, Michigan home. Send me a message or give me a call at 231.459.3179 to learn more today."

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